Dimensional Hooking Workshops

I would be pleased to conduct a dimensional hooking workshop with your guild, at your hooking event or rug camp. My goal is to teach students how to design, plan and hook their project so that after hooking it can be finished into a shaped, cut-out, 3-dimensional or free standing piece. At the workshops, I demonstrate several techniques which can be used in various ways to create dimensionally hooked pieces. I see dimensional hooking as a versatile addition to your repertoire of rug hooking skills.

Dimensional hooking workshops may be taught as 2 or 3 day classes and at week long rug camps. These workshops are usually organized in an open class format with students choosing their own projects. Students may focus on a unique project of their own design or an interpretation of one or more of my designs. As dimensional hooking is a bit “out of the box,” your workshop fee includes your choice of one of my patterns to get you started. Click PATTERNS or WORKSHOPS or GALLERY to see examples of the kinds of projects which may be done in my dimensional hooking workshops. CONTACT me if you would like more information or wish to schedule a workshop.

 


One Day Workshops

These workshop projects require a full day, usually 5 – 6 hours. Each workshop includes the project pattern, all materials needed to complete the project and a detailed hand-out. I will bring sample projects to serve as examples and inspiration. They may be taught through shops, at guild meetings or at fiber and rug hooking events. One day workshops may also be privately arranged for groups of 6 or more students or meet in my home for groups of 4 students. Current One Day Workshops are listed below. CONTACT me if you would like more information or wish to schedule a workshop.

Fiber Flower Bouquet

Spring has Sprung!  Welcome spring with a fabulous fiber flower bouquet.  I will bring a colorful array of wools, silks, organza and fibers.  Using hand sewing and glues you will create 6 fiber flowers, each in a different style.  You will have your choice of putting the flowers on a reclaimed bedspring or colorful sticks.  Workshop fee includes all materials and a detailed handout.  Please bring sharp fabric scissors, a thimble if you use one for hand sewing, also pinking shears and needle nosed pliers, if you have them.

Class Fee: $50    

 

Quilling with Wool

Quilling with wool, also called standing wool, is a technique using strips of wool which are rolled and then stitched or glued. Free form quilling expands this technique to include circles, ovals, waves and squiggles of wool which evolve into free form, ever changing or repeating patterns. Quilling with wool can also be used as the medium to create specific designs. In these workshops you will learn how to use single, double or multiple strips at a time to create a design in wool and to smoothly transition when changing patterns and adding new strips.

Visit my QUILLING and GALLERY pages to see examples of free form quilling projects.

Free Form Quilling Mat — Stitching

In this workshop you will learn how to stitch ½” precut wool strips into a free form mat of your own design. I will bring a colorful assortment of precut wool strips for you to choose from and several mats for inspiration and guidance. Your workshop fee includes a detailed handout, a quilling needle and your choice of enough wool strips to create a mat approximately 7” x 10”. Additional wool strips will be available for purchase. Please bring sharp fabric scissors, a spool of upholstery thread in a neutral color and a thimble if you use one for hand sewing.

Fee: $50

 


 

Free Form Quilling Project — Glueing

Wool quilling using glue can be adapted to a wide range of projects. In these workshops you will learn how to glue quilled, wool strips onto some kind of base or foundation fabric creating a free form or specific design. Quilling using glue can also be incorporated into a hooked piece. Your workshop fee includes the project handout, precut wool strips and whatever base and finishing materials are required for the particular project. Please bring sharp fabric scissors and a mini glue gun if you have one. Additional supplies may be needed depending on the project.

Fee: $30 plus kit fee which varies with project

Santa or Stocking — Combine Hooking and Quilling

Combine hooking and quilling to create a fun holiday project. You may choose to do the Santa face, approximately 7" x 7" or the stocking, 6" x 11".   You will learn to make quillies in various shapes using assorted wools and textures.  For Santa you will hook the face and hat and use quillies for the beard. The stocking pattern offers two placement variations of hooking and quillies.  Your fee includes a paper pattern, detailed instructions, felt backing and all the precut wool needed for your chosen project.  Please bring your hook, scissors, frame and a piece of foundation fabric to fit your frame. Burlap is acceptable for this project. Beginner rug hooking experienced required.

Fee: $64

 


Mini Workshops

Mini Workshops are 3 to 3 ½ hour classes which include the project pattern, all materials needed to complete the project and a detailed hand-out. Mini workshops may be taught through shops, at guild meetings or at fiber and rug hooking events. Any mini workshop may also be privately arranged for groups of 6 or more students or meet in my home for groups of 4 students. Current Mini Workshops are listed below. CONTACT me if you would like more information or wish to schedule a mini workshop.

Quillie Sheep or Reindeer

Learn quilling with wool to create a three dimensional, free standing sheep or reindeer. A large assortment of precut wools will be provided for you to choose from for your sheep or reindeer. You will learn how to make the quillies, then how to apply them to your premade body. The finished sheep stands approximately 8” tall and the reindeer 9” tall. Workshop fee includes a handout, the premade body form and all the wool and embellishments needed for either critter’s body and face. Please bring sharp fabric scissors.

Class Fee: $45    

"WOOLIE" Garden Wreath

In this class you will create a “woolie” flower garden wreath. A colorful variety of wools will be provided for your wreath. Using clever cutting, glueing and a bit of hand stitching you will learn how to make an assortment of flowers and leaves which will be attached to a wreath base. The class fee includes a handout, prefinished wreath base and all the wool and supplies needed to create this approximately 10” wreath. Please bring sharp fabric scissors and pinking shears if you have them.

Class Fee: $42

Quillie Flower on a Spring

Learn how to create this fun and funky flower accent piece.  I will bring a colorful selection of wools for you to choose from for your flower.  Using the techniques of rug hooking, prodding, quilling and embroidery, you will learn how to make a unique fiber flower with a quillie center.  The class fee includes a handout, pattern and all the supplies needed to create and finish one 6”- 7” flower with two hand dyed wool leaves which you will attach to a reclaimed bed spring.  Hooks and hoops will be provided for your use and may be purchased but please bring sharp fabric scissors.  Rug hooking experience not required.

Class Fee: $42    

Sunflower

Using the techniques of rug hooking, prodding and embroidery, you will learn how to make your own hooked sunflower.  I will bring a colorful array of wools and yarns for you to choose from.  The class fee includes all the supplies needed to create and finish one 6”- 7” sunflower with two leaves mounted on your choice of reclaimed bedspring or twig.  Hooks and hoops will be provided for your use and may be purchased but please bring sharp fabric scissors.  Rug hooking experience not required.  

 Class Fee: $42

Sunflower Mini Workshop
Rug Hooked Pin

Rug Hooked Pin

Using the technique of rug hooking, you will learn how to make your own hooked pins. I will bring a colorful array of yarns, ribbons, fibers and wool for you to choose from. The class fee includes all the supplies needed to create 2 unique pins. Hooks and hoops will be provided for your use and may be purchased but please bring sharp scissors. Rug hooking experience not required.   

Class Fee: $35    

Hook a Heart

Using the technique of rug hooking, you will learn how to hook a heart. I will bring a variety of heart patterns and an array of red, pink and purple yarns, ribbons, fabrics and wool for you to choose from. The class fee includes all the supplies needed to create one large or two small hearts. Hooks and hoops will be provided for your use and may be purchased but please bring sharp scissors. Rug hooking experience not required.

Class Fee: $35    

Hook-a-Heart
Pins Galore

Pins Galore

This workshop teaches several pin designs incorporating hand stitching, novelty yarns, ribbons and other fabrics with rug hooking and wool to create an array of wonderful pins.  The class fee includes your choice of 3 pin centers which you will hook in class and finishing supplies.  Please bring 4 pieces of wool, 6” x 16” each, which you would like to make into pins, sewing thread to match your wools, sharp scissors and pinking shears if you have them.   Hooks and hoops will be provided for your use or bring your own hook and frame if you have one.  Limited quantities of wool swatches will be available for purchase if you do not have your own wool.  Beginning rug hooking experience helpful but not necessary.

Class Fee: $35    

 

Silky Rug Hooked Pin

Using the techniques of rug hooking and prodding, you will learn how to make your own hooked pins.  I will bring a colorful array of yarns, ribbons, fibers and silky fabric for you to choose from.  The class fee includes all the supplies needed to create 2 unique pins.  Hooks and hoops will be provided for your use and may be purchased but please bring sharp scissors.  Rug hooking experience not required.   

Class Fee: $35     

Silky Rug Hooked Pin Workshop
Quillie Tree and Wreath

Quillie Tree and Wreath

Learn quilling with wool to create a fun and unique holiday wreath or tree.   I will bring a large assortment of precut green wools for you to choose from and show you two ways to make quillies then how to apply them.  The finished tree stands 11” tall and the wreath is 7” in diameter.  The workshop fee includes all the materials and embellishments you will need to create either a wreath or cone tree but please bring sharp fabric scissors.

Class Fee: $42

Hook a Christmas Wreath or Tree

Christmas Wreath or Tree

Using the technique of rug hooking, you will learn how to hook a Christmas wreath or tree in the hit and miss style.  The tree stands 7” tall and the wreath is 6” in diameter.  I will bring a large assortment of green wools for you to choose from for your ornament.  The class fee includes all the supplies needed to create and finish one ornament.  Hooks and hoops will be provided for your use and may be purchased but please bring sharp scissors.  Rug hooking experience not required.

Class Fee: $35

Poinsettia

Using the techniques of rug hooking, prodding and embroidery, you will learn how to make your own hooked poinsettia.  I will bring an assortment of red and pink wools for the petals, accents fibers for the center and green wools for the leaves for you to choose from.  The class fee includes a handout, pattern and all the supplies needed to create and finish one 6”- 7” poinsettia with three leaves mounted on a reclaimed bedspring.  Hooks and hoops will be provided for your use and may be purchased but please bring sharp fabric scissors.  Rug hooking experience not required. 

Class Fee: $42

Poinsettia
Stocking and Mitten

Holiday Stocking or Mitten

Using the technique of rug hooking, you will learn how to hook a holiday stocking or mitten.  I  will bring a variety of design ideas and lots of wools for you to choose from for your project.  Both projects are approximately 7” tall and have a backing so that they can be used as a pouch.  The class fee includes a handout, pattern and all the supplies needed to create and finish one project of your choice.  Hooks and hoops will be provided for your use and may be purchased but please bring sharp fabric scissors.  This is a fun project for someone looking to give rug hooking a try.  Rug hooking experience not required.

Class Fee: $42

Hook a Sheep

Using the technique of rug hooking, you will hook a sheep in your choice of one of three designs.   I will bring a variety of black and white wools for you to choose from.  The class fee includes all the materials needed to hook and finish one 6” sheep.  Hooks and hoops will be provided for your use and may be purchased but please bring sharp fabric scissors.  This is a fun project for those with some rug hooking experience but can also be done by new rug hookers.

Class Fee: $35

Hook a Sheep Workshop